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Hardline Islamic Cleric Invited by Charity to UK Fundraising Tour

Hardline Islamic Cleric Invited by Charity to UK Fundraising Tour

Country: 
United Kingdom (UK)
News Date: 
11/04/2017
Sharia Watch
Summary: 

Britain’s Charity Commission is asking the Islamic Aid group why it invited a hardline Islamic preacher on a fundraising tour of Britain. Yasir Qadhi features in a tour of eight cities starting this month. He is accused of telling Muslim students that executing homosexuals and stoning adulteresses was part of their religion, and said cutting off the hands of thieves was “very beneficial to society”. He has been invited by the charity, which receives funding from the Department for International Development, to help raise funds for its East Africa Crisis Appeal. The Times  that in one recording, he appears to say: “This is a part of our religion to stone the adulterer… and to kill… the homosexual.”